When creating a cross-section, all properties are defined which are necessary for a structural analysis: surface, moment of intertia, section modulus (see Figure 01). A distinction is made between various cross‑section types, such as rectangular or composite cross-section.
One cross-section has to be assigned to each member in RFEM and RSTAB. Many cross-sections are already stored in the library and can be selected there (see Figure 02).
Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions